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Grier returns in Mountaineers loss

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By Anthony Caruso IIi | Publisher

Will Grier made his return to college football on Sunday night. He’s now the West Virginia Mountaineers starting quarterback.

Prior to this game, he last played during the 2015 season with the Florida Gators, before his year-long suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. He sat out last season after transferring to West Virginia.

Will Grier (Getty Images)

Will Grier (Getty Images)

The game did not go the way he had hoped in his first game back. No. 21 Virginia Tech Hokies defeated the Mountaineers, 31-24, at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.

Grier went 31 of 53 for 371 yards with three touchdowns. He also had an interception.

David Stills, who rejoined the team after playing community college football last season, had two touchdowns. Stills was a member of the team as a freshman.

Gary Jennings also had the other touchdown. Mountaineers kicker Mike Molina also made a 34-yard field goal.

Josh Jackson, who was making his debut as a freshman quarterback for the Hokies, went 15 of 26 for 235 yards and a touchdown. His performance rivaled that of former Hokies quarterback Michael Vick in 1999.

Jackson threw a 32-yard touchdown to Cam Phillips. He also scored on a five-yard rushing touchdown.

DeShawn McClease scored on a 12-yard rushing touchdown. Travon McMillan also had a three-yard rushing touchdown.

Hokies kicker Joey Slye also made a 25-yard field goal.

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